Monday, April 20, 2009

Dave Trembley

I know that Dave Trembley is quite the popular manager, but I think he's pretty terrible at constructing lineups. Exhibit A: Cesar Izturis batted second today. Izturis has a .298 career OBP. He should never bat anywhere near the top of the lineup. What would have been wrong with having Ryan Freel (career .357 OBP) hit 2nd instead?

On a related note, let's hope that Freel is OK after leaving today's game following being hit in the back of the head by a pick-off throw.

Update: Joe Posnanski is trying to keep track of inexplicable managerial decisions. Let's help him keep track of those that originate in Baltimore.

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